Paul J. Kassner, 88, Stevens Point, formerly of Green Bay, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his home. He was under the care of Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2911 Plover Road, Plover, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. Full military honors will follow the service.
Visitation will be at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Thursday until the service.
Memorials in his name can be made to Heartland Home Care and Hospice, 3233 Business Park Drive, Stevens Point WI, 54481
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Kassner was born June 6, 1925, in Green Bay, a son of the late Joseph and Irene Kassner. He attended schools in Green Bay graduating from Green Bay West High School in June 1943.
He entered the U.S. Navy Oct. 6, 1943, and spent time flying Naval dive bombers, mostly in patrol for submarines in the Gulf of Mexico. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 27, 1945.
After his release he spent time in the G.I. Educational Program. He participated in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Program.
He was married to Lillian Schweiner Nov. 10, 1951. She died Jan. 13, 2000.
He worked for an automotive parts business and FMC Corporation for a number of years, retiring in 1985.
The couple moved to Stevens Point in 1996 to be closer to their daughter and her husband. They were both very active with the Lincoln Center.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and was a Mason in Green Bay for more than 50 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Lori (Melvyn) Rousseau, Stevens Point; one son, Michael Lino Lake, Minn.; and three grandsons.